Chicago, Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD, FACP, was elected as Secretary for the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the national organization representing the dental specialty of prosthodontics.
The Secretary of the ACP Board of Directors ensures that the records of the ACP are maintained properly and made available when required. The Secretary also serves as Chair of the Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics, which selects examiners for the board certification assessment.
“Since first joining the College in 1993, the specialty of prosthodontics has evolved with many positive and exciting changes,” said Dr. Givan. “The need for a strong, vital, and responsive organization representing our specialty continues to be essential. I would like to contribute to help advance the ACP as we face the current the challenges and opportunities in prosthodontics.”
Dr. Givan is a professor of restorative sciences at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he also serves as Associate Chair for the Department, Division Head of Prosthodontics and as the Assistant Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency. He also maintains an active faculty practice limited to prosthodontics and is involved in clinical research and applications of technology to dentistry.
Within the ACP, Dr. Givan is a Fellow and has served on several committees. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a member of numerous other professional organizations.
Dr. Givan received his dental degree from the University of Mississippi and completed his prosthodontics training at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He also earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in dental materials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and correcting other oral or facial issues. With their advanced training, prosthodontists are able to help patients with implants, dentures and veneers, all the way to full mouth and jaw reconstructions.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the only ADA recognized organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, and is the only prosthodontic organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. Founded in 1970, ACP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and science of prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of prosthodontic education and providing professional services to its membership. For more information, consumers can visit GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
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